AUSTRALIA: York Civil was awarded a contract to extend the North Quay Rail Terminal at Fremantle Port near Perth on October 23. The A$31m project is funded by the central government, which is contributing A$18·6m, and the state of Western Australia, which is providing A$12·4m. The work will extend the terminal tracks from 400 m to 690 m to improve access for container transhipment and shorten turnaround times. Completion is due in June 2014. ‘Efficient rail infrastructure to improve national productivity is a high priority for the Australian government’, said Minister for Infrastructure & Regional Development Warren Truss. ‘The North Quay Rail Terminal expansion is a significant step towards the State’s target of achieving a rail share of 30% for Fremantle’s container trade’, added Western Australian Transport Minister Troy Buswell. Rail’s share of container traffic at the port has grown from 2% in 2002 to 14% today, Buswell reported.
Related JUNG YEON-JE/AFP/Getty Images(TOKYO) — A Japanese television network has released CCTV video it says it obtained from Kuala Lumpur International Airport of the moments leading up to and following Kim Jong Nam’s assassination.The video is grainy, and parts of it are difficult to discern, but it appears to show one of two women grabbing a man appearing to be Kim Jong Nam from behind and putting him into what looks like a choke hold.The apparent assassination, which allegedly took place through the application of a fast-acting poison to his face, lasts only a few seconds in the footage.Kim Jong Nam can later be seen seeking assistance from staff at the airport. Kim Jong Nam, who was likely 45 or 46 years old, was the eldest son of Kim Jong Il, the second-generation leader of North Korea.Copyright © 2017, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.Powered by WPeMatico
Siem De Jong 1 Newcastle flop Siem De Jong has signed a three-year deal with Ajax, according to Dutch newspaper Telegraaf.The report claims the 28-year-old has agreed terms with the Dutch giants, bringing an end to a nightmare three-year spell on Tyneside.De Jong made just 26 appearances across all competitions for the Magpies, having suffered several injury problems during his stint with the Premier League side.However, after a decent loan-spell at PSV, Ajax have been persuaded to sign the forward before Thursday’s deadline.Rafa Benitez had clearly earmarked the sale of De Jong before the window shuts and his departure could bring about further acquisitions.